Longtime health privacy expert Deven McGraw will join the the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights as the Deputy Director for Health Information Privacy.
At OCR, McGraw will lead policy, enforcement and outreach efforts related to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules.
After she joins OCR on June 29, McGraw will also lead its work on other presidential and departmental priorities for health data security, according to HHS.
In 2009, she was appointed by former HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to the federal Health IT Policy Committee, for which she chaired the Committee’s Privacy and Security Workgroup and co-chaired its Tiger Team.
In the private sector, McGraw is a partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, where she co-chairs its Privacy and Data Security practice. She offers legal and business counsel to healthcare organizations with regard to IT implementation and health information exchange, with a focus on HIPAA compliance and data governance.
She has also previously served as the director of the Health Privacy Project at the Center for Democracy & Technology and served as chief operating officer at the National Partnership for Women & Families